Tuesday, January 31, 2017
China Tests A New Missile That Can Carry 10 Nuclear Warheads
Washington Free Beacon: China Tests Missile With 10 Warheads
Multi-warhead weapon tested amid growing tensions with the United States.
China flight tested a new variant of a long-range missile with 10 warheads in what defense officials say represents a dramatic shift in Beijing's strategic nuclear posture.
The flight test of the DF-5C missile was carried out earlier this month using 10 multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles, or MIRVs. The test of the inert warheads was monitored closely by U.S. intelligence agencies, said two officials familiar with reports of the missile test.
The missile was fired from the Taiyuan Space Launch Center in central China and flew to an impact range in the western Chinese desert.
No other details about the test could be learned. Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Gary Ross suggested in a statement the test was monitored.
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WNU Editor: This is a major development for China's nuclear forces .... and a heads-up to everyone that China is serious abuot developing their nuclear forces.